By Tom Cox
A book about hills. Actually, that’s not true. It’s a book around hills: the magical names we have given hills over the centuries, the legends associated with them, the history hidden in their folds, the exhilarated feeling you get when you’ve walked at pace to the top of one on a crisp autumn day, the perspective they give us on the land, on life.
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Villager: the artwork!
Dear lovely Ring The Hill supporters,
Apologies if you've seen this as an update via the funding page for one of my other previous books but I wanted to give you a little preview of some of the art for my upcoming debut novel, Villager: Joe McLaren (who you might know as the man behind the cover of my previous fiction book Help The Witch) has come up with a wonderful cover, and my mum Jo has been hard at work on some linoprints for the inside. There will also be a map of the village by my dad, Mick.
Villager is a book of mossy paths, lost music, stories that still breathe under the earth, ancient stones, eco terrorism, bemused hill gods, thwarted love, rivers, psychedelia and logs, covering almost two centuries of life in a fictional West Country village. It will be published in April 2022 but those who pledge for the book will receive a copy a month before it hits the shops.
The supporter list is closing very soon, so if you'd like to reserve a signed first edition hardback with your name in the back, now would be a great time to do so. You can do that - and aid the book's funding in the process - here: https://unbound.com/books/villager/
Thanks again for helping to make my books happen!